Do They Know They're On You Tube?
I caught a little bit of the Concert for Diana tonight. It made me think of two things. First, Simon Le Bon is actually hotter than he was back in the 80s. How is this possible? Second, because the concert was at London's Wembley Stadium, it reminded me of Live Aid.
The Baby Boomers had Woodstock and kids today have Bonnaroo. Gen Xers had, depending on their age, the US Festival, Live Aid, Lollapalooza and Woodstock II. I'm too young for the US Festival, although, as a U2 fan, I was thrilled to find a video of their legendary performance of "Electric Co." from the show (this is the one where Bono climbs about 100 feet up the scafolding to the roof of the stage). Lollapalooza was fun, but Woodstock II sounds like it sucked. So, I'm thinking that for music fans in their 30s Live Aid was it.
With that in mind, I looked up some Live Aid clips on You Tube. While some of the music is awesome. The clip below is beyond awesome. To borrow a phrase from the Tour de France. It's HC awesome.
Oh, where to start? First, how in the world did we all not know that George Michael was gay. He's fabulously gay. Look at that shirt! Hell, look at Andrew Ridgeley!
While some people might get excited to see the likes of Adam Ant, Roger Daltrey and Freddie Mercury fighting over a microphone, I got a little misty seeing the dearly departed lead singer of Big Country, Stuart Adamson again. I also enjoy Bono's smug smile because he knows he gets to sing the best line of the song: "Tonight thank God it's them, instead of YOU!"
Anyway, enjoy the video and if you're so inclined, check out You Tube for some great old concert videos. I'm watching songs from Under A Blood Red Sky right now. This is Red Rocks!
Posted by at July 1, 2007 09:24 PM
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|# July 2nd, 2007 9:35 AM TheUnabrewer|
|Queen's Live Aid performance is legendary. Freddie was commanding that day. |
|# July 2nd, 2007 9:50 AM kris|
|Yeah, it's between them and U2 as to who did the best that day. You gotta love Bono dancing with the crowd. |